Epic Battle continues in Rahway

RAHWAY — The Snow Miser and the Heat Miser have certainly been at odds lately. Just when residents thought they might have a white Christmas, the Heat Miser jumped in as temperatures reached record highs in some areas across the county. The snow is nearly all but gone, and despite the best efforts of the […]

Santa Claus came to town

Santa Claus came to town

LINDEN — Linden School No. 9 second-grader Collins Efobi flashes a big smile as he visits with Santa. School No. 9 had the school’s annual holiday shop. This was a wonderful holiday celebration that is always a favorite to share with the families of the school. The students rang in the season as they found […]

Union ushers in the holiday season

Union ushers in the holiday season

By Maryum Tucker, Correspondent UNION — Union held its 30th annual holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the municipal building lawn on Morris Avenue in a celebration that kicked off the holiday season and showed appreciation for the children and families of Union. Director of Recreation for Union, Matty Magliacano, used […]

Kean denies tenure despite backlash

Kean denies tenure despite backlash

UNION COUNTY — It will not be a merry Christmas for six Kean University professors who will lose their positions at the university at the end of the year. Despite hours of impassioned pleas by faculty members and students, the Kean University Board of Trustees went along with recommendations of the administration and university President Dawood […]

A stately visit

CLARK — Fourth graders from the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark traveled to Trenton this last week for a visit to the New Jersey Statehouse. The statehouse field trip, an application of the fourth grade social studies curriculum of New Jersey, was a very special one for the students and their teachers. Instead of the […]

Dinner guests

CRANFORD — The cast of Cranford High School’s ‘The Man Who Came To Dinner’ by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. The show will be performed on Nov. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Senior citizens are invited to a dress rehearsal on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Man Who Came To Dinner, long acknowledged […]

Scary Stuff

RAHWAY — In Rahway, some residents can hardly wait to get dressed up for Halloween. The spooky holiday is just around the corner, and a variety of ghosts, ghouls and goblins are appearing all over Union County.

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Police charge male suspect with murder of Cranford woman

Police charge male suspect with murder of Cranford woman

  UNION – The Union County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit combed the wooded area at the end of Walton Avenue late this morning, searching for the body of Cranford resident April Wyckoff, who authorities say was murdered by her Mercer Avenue boyfriend. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office said Matthew Ballister, 43, has been charged with Wyckoff’s murder […]

Fire Safety

SPRINGFIELD — First-grader Mikey, from E.V. Walton Elementary School in Springfield, stops to smile with Springfield Firefighter Irwin Heinrich during an assembly on fire safety and prevention.

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